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Venice International Film Festival: The world’s oldest film festival, Venice is still one of the most prestigious movie events of the year, although it is now in direct competition with the much larger Toronto Film Festival (currently raging). Like Cannes, Venice’s tastes tend towards the vino e formaggio crowd, but they always scoop Toronto for some adventurous high-profile debuts. Like these three, which will all be worth tracking down in the coming months:
- AGGRO DR1FT – Discussion begins. ‘s new project is an action-packed video game on film starring rapper Travis Scott.
- Daaaaaalí! – Discussion begins. is back again for his second film of 2023, a surrealist biopic of surrealist icon .
- Poor Things – Discussion begins. highly anticipated adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel about a woman who is revived from the dead, but with a fetus brain. It won the Golden Lion despite looking quite weird.
Walkabout (1971): Discussion begins. Read Eric Gabbard’s review. Nicolas Roeg‘s debut film about the titular Australian aboriginal coming-of-age ritual takes its turn for a 4K UHD upgrade from the . Buy Walkabout.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
We don’t have a guest scheduled for next week’s Pod 366, but we will talk about the TIFF slate, along with other new releases. In written reviews, Shane Wilson takes out two that Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue with a double feature of “The Fool and the Flying Ship” (1991) and “Mouse Soup” (1993); Gregory J. Smalley looks at Astrakan (2023); and, Giles Edwards preps for Daaaaaalí! (above) with a look at Mary Harron’s more conventional Dalí biopic Dalíland (2022). Onward and weirdward!